Caribbean  musician LORD CREATOR (born Kentrick Patrick) died on Friday 30th June. He was aged 87 and it’s believed he’d been ill for some years after suffering a series of strokes.

Hailing from Trinidad, his “Lordship” began his music career as a calypso singer but after moving to Jamaica in 1959 he recorded in various genres – notably ska an reggae. In 1962 he recorded a song called ‘Independent Jamaica’ – the official song for the island’s independence celebrations. It also became the first record to be released on Chris Blackwell’s Island Records. Lord Creator’s most famous song is ‘Kingston Town’ which he released in 1970. It went  on, of course, to become a huge hit for UB 40.